BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Ballot initiatives regarding medical marijuana appear to have been rejected by voters with all precincts reporting.
Measure D received 60.3 percent of “no” votes while Measure E had 58.13 percent of “no” votes, according to early results showing 657 of 657 precincts reporting.
Measure D would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate without conditional use permits in the county. The county would be allowed to levy a 3.75 percent special business tax for every $1,000 of gross income.
It would allow dispensaries that operated before 2018 to reopen, relocate and expand in an unincorporated area subject to state licensing requirements and a requirement to be 1,000 feet away from legal medicinal shops and schools.
Measure E would allow and regulate medicinal cannabis in unincorporated areas subject to a conditional use permit after a public hearing, state licensing requirements and a requirement to be 1,000 feet from legal medicinal shops, schools, public parks, youth centers, libraries, churches, city limits and 350 feet from any residence.
The measure would levy a 3.5 percent general-purpose business tax for every $1,000 of gross income.
Results are not official until they are verified by the county.